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Monthly Archives: August 2005

Pair Programming Ergonomics

One of the first things you need to do if you’re going to do pair programming is to get a good physical workspace.  I don’t know about you, but I’m not very effective if I have a crick in my … Continue reading 

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More on Pairing

Kicking Off a Task or Story   Some people can just sit down at a keyboard and start generating unit tests.  I can’t do this myself.  Personally, I’m much more effective if I spend just a little bit of time … Continue reading 

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Pairing is a Great Way to Learn and Teach

Let’s be pretty clear about this.  You’re doing pairing primarily to gain in throughput, not as a training tool.  That being said, pairing can be a very effective way to transfer knowledge and mentor junior coders.    Something to keep … Continue reading 

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Pairing Rotation

The question of how often you need to rotate pairs has to be answered by the development team.  I’ve heard some teams say their pairing rotation was 90 minutes and others would rotate much less frequently.  My preference is to … Continue reading 

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Pair Programming Braindump

Pairing for Beginners (and Skeptics)   My shop is about to introduce more pair programming into our daily development routine.  Here’s a more or less “braindump” on my pair programming experiences.  I can’t say I like everything about pairing or … Continue reading 

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Um, I hope this guy’s not being serious… …and silly names for projects

Like a lot of folks I’m starting to play with the AJAX idea again.  I was browsing an article on SDTimes about Microsoft’s recently announced Atlas project for AJAX development when this little blurb jumped out at me: “Atlas, it seems to us, … Continue reading 

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